Anime from the 2000s have some banger theme songs; from Haruhi Suzumiya to Bleach, here are some of the best of them all.
Kodoani.com – Mainstream music of the 2000s was dominated by hip-hop and the emergence of alternative rock and emo. We see these musical trends incorporated in many of the anime’s opening and ending theme songs in the 2000s through the popularization of rap-rock music. However, when it comes to iconic anime theme songs of the 2000s, some songs especially stand out – because fans can’t help but sing along to them.
“Every Heart” By BoA (Inuyasha, 2000-2004)
“Every Heart” is the fourth ending song for the Inuyasha anime. The song is performed by Korean singer BoA, and has both English and Korean versions. “Every Heart” is a softly melodious love song and is a fitting song to describe the complicated romantic relationship between Higurashi Kagome and Inuyasha. The song revolves around the theme of longing for a loved one: Kagome has strong feelings for Inuyasha, but she is unable to express those feelings as Inuyasha still has feelings for Kikyo, a deceased priestess. life. The visuals of the ending complement the song perfectly as we see that each scene features all the characters contemplating a sunny sky or gazing into the overcast night.
“Hare Hare Yukai” By Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara And Yuko Goto (The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya, 2006)
“Hare Hare Yukai” is the ending song for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The song is sung by Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara, and Yuko Goto, who use the respective anime characters’ voices to perform the song. The track has an upbeat melody accompanied by a fully choreographed choreography sequence. This dance was so loved by viewers that it became an internet cultural phenomenon. Many anime fans have made dance music videos for the song and performed the dance at anime conventions. The song and dance also appeared in other media such as Overwatch and League of Legends.
“Hero’s Come Back!!” By Nobodyknows + (Naruto: Shippuden, 2007-2017)
“Hero’s Come Back!!” by Nobodyknows + is the first opening theme song for Naruto: Shippuden, the second installment of the Naruto series, taking place about two and a half years after the original series left. The song is an exaggerated rap-rock, perfect for starting the anime. The title speaks for itself, as it means the return of a hero. In the opening, we see the return of our protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, now a teenager, and his allies as they embark on another adventure.
Orange Range’s “*Asterisk” (Bleach, 2004-2012)
Orange Range’s “* Asterisk” is the first opening theme song to the series, Bleach. Similar to “Hero’s Come Back!”, “*Asterisk” is a rap-rock song. The lyrics can best be described as cosmic and otherworldly; The song title refers to the stars and the universe. The overall message is about how one’s memories, dreams, and emotions transcend time and space, as if those thoughts and feelings were as eternal as the stars. However, even though the song is about some serious topics, the visuals in the opening credits don’t match the song’s aesthetic. These images are colorful and vibrant, showing Ichigo and his friends in early 2000s fashion and just a teenager, unconcerned with the supernatural elements of the series.
“Battlecry” By Nujabes (Samurai Champloo, 2004-2005)
“Battlecry” is the opening song for the Samurai Champloo anime series, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, best known for the critically acclaimed Cowboy Bebop. The song was produced by Nujabes and featured Shing02. Samurai Champloo is set in an alternate version of the Edo Period, where the characters use modern dialogue and behaviour. In addition, the anime series has a unique hip-hop aesthetic, demonstrating the similarities of hip-hop and samurai cultures as they create a counter-identity and highlighting the importance of accepting the culture. chemical. “Battlecry” fits perfectly with the anime series, as the lyrics focus on the lifestyle of a samurai, and it is considered one of Nujabes’ last masterpieces.